Category Archives: land

land trust, conservancy, survey, advisory board, conservation, and stewardship.

rain & sun

it’s nice to have the alternating rain and sun, ever more growth still advancing the summer.  wet years, like this one for us, have different ways to them than dry years,  different water management. in a wet year we manage gutters and trenches, mold and forever weeds silt and all forms of run off. we […]
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here comes the summer sun

the sound of water abounds, spring creek is our part of the world, and well named we are, cause here water bubbles up everywhere in a wet year.  right now is a wet week part of june’s usual i am glad to say.  the spring rains have moved on to be summer rains, gracing our […]
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“It’s common to say that trees come from seeds. But how can a tiny seed create a huge tree? Seeds do not contain the resources needed to grow a tree.  These must come from the medium or environment within which the tree grows. But the seed does provide something that is crucial : a place […]
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mother awakens

the beginning of spring green swells with every rain storm.  today rains with lightning and the thunder beings showed up most of the afternoon.  i will have to check with my good buddy,  alvin calvin, (one of my old timey neighbors who has been at our side since we arrived here in the mountains 33 […]
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scorpio time

the seasons change, now the deep shadows keep the north spots cool all day, and wet.  fallen leaves gather there to rot and become rich to the whole of the forest in the process.  the tree trunks stand out now more with the rusts and luminous yellows staging their star role in the scenery now. […]
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biochar

At the turn of the gardens from spring/early summer crop offerings to fall garden, we have added our homegrown!!! biochar to the lower garden raised beds.  yay!! Some was saved to do a “real” experiment, and chart up what we find.  Real tracking will happen in the greenhouse at the house.  there biochar will be […]
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spring visit

hi as we all know i take my farm love very seriously, enough that my last visit was in January, yes i could have gone somewhere warm but its warm in my heart whenever i step to the farm beat of sunswept and my family of humans, animals, plants and our devic watchers. In January […]
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Mohr family visit week of April 11-18

Spring time on the farm, everything is waking up from its long nap of winter.  I was expecting things to still be slumbering more than they were.  We arrived on Sunday evening after our drive down from PA, with the daffodils greeting us in every direction and all the other perenials peeking up through the […]
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Wisdom Keepers

While the rains graced the farm through the weekend of the wisdom keepers gathering, the seasons changed from summer to autumn in a turn of the head.  The leaves are dropping their green now, and showing the colors and minerals that lie just beneath the summer’s dress.  What a topped up month September has been […]
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